Midsummer Italian Feast

Have you ever wondered why food in far-off places like Tuscany or Provence tastes so much better than at home? More often than not, it’s because dishes are prepared with locally grown ingredients....

Serendipity Thrives In Joe Swick’s Wines

The wildness, the vigor, and sometimes the flaws, mean that natural wines can be challenging to conventional aesthetic standards. But when they work, they make you want to pour convention into the spit jar.  ...

Arròs Negre

This dish is one of Ataula’s most popular paella offerings. At the restaurant, arròs negre is served with grilled octopus and a spicy chili aioli. In this recipe, however, we use ingredients more widely available. We replaced grilled octopus with nicely seared calamari. Different, but just as delicious....

Ataula’s Arrós Negre

Chef Jose Chesa shares his take on Arrós Negre and how the dish changed his life....

Grow Epic Tomatoes

Bill Thorness stakes out the best way to cultivate your growing treasures....

When Life Gives You Lemon Balm…

Don’t despair if your yard is overrun with lemon balm at this time of year. Instead, grab big handfuls and make a delicious lemon balm simple syrup...

Tân Tân Spicy Fried Rice

The Tân Tân Mom's Hot Chili Sauce is undeniably special. It layers the bracing heat of habaneros with spices that hint at sweetness, such as star anise and coriander and delicious notes of lemon grass....

Dirty Work

If you live in Portland, the odds are good that somebody at Recology has shoveled, ground, hauled, aerated, and sifted your kitchen scraps and yard waste, transforming them from an environmental liability into a valuable resource....

Tân Tân Café

The restaurants and sauce ventures weren’t an inevitability, but rather a surprise destination on a road that had been aggressively difficult....

Pinolo Gelato

When Sandro Paolini left his hometown of Pisa, Italy, with an agriculture and forestry degree in hand to emigrate to the United States, he didn’t speak a lick of English. So he learned the language the way a lot of American immigrants do — by cooking in kitchens....